Saudi-led coalition planes pound Yemen's capital

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Published on January 20, 2019 - Duration: 01:24s

Saudi-led coalition planes pound Yemen's capital

Saudi-led coalition airstrikes have bombarded the Yemeni capital Sana'a - part of an escalation in fighting that augurs badly for a second round of U.N.

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David Doyle reports

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Saudi-led coalition planes pound Yemen's capital

In Yemen's Sanaa on Sunday (January 20), residents cleared rubble in the aftermath of a Saudi-led coalition bombardment, part of an escalation in fighting that augurs badly for a second round of U.N.

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The airstrikes follow a deadly Houthi drone attack on a Yemeni government military parade last week.

The Iran-aligned Houthi movement controls the the capital Sanaa where a Saudi-led coalition spokesman said its warplanes had targeted seven military facilities used for drone operations.

But medical workers and residents told Reuters that two civilians had been killed, and that the raids had damaged homes.

(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) LOCAL RESIDENT, AMIN AHMED, SAYING: "There were random strikes on my grandfather's house at around midnight while they were sleeping, unaware of anything." Yemen's nearly-four year old civil war pits the Houthis against the coalition-backed, internationally recognized government.

Thousands have been killed and millions brought to the brink of starvation in what is widely seen as a proxy conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

The United Nations is currently trying to implement a ceasefire and troop withdrawal agreement in the port city of Hodeidah - the main entry point for Yemen's imports and aid.

The truce has largely held in Hodeidah but the withdrawal of forces by both sides has stalled in a disagreement over who should control the city.

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